Japan Blues; Indigo Artisans

Japan Blues; Indigo Artisans
On our recent trip to Japan's countryside in the Kyushu area we visited centuries old family run businesses in Kurume who still make natural indigo dye and handmade cotton Ikat fabrics, for Kimonos and other traditional garments.

The Making of the Montauk Pant: Hamptons Inspired, Made in Japan

The Making of the Montauk Pant: Hamptons Inspired, Made in Japan
Takuya Duncan, while in Kyushu region of Japan recently discovered a century old vertical mill that has perfected the art of making traditional cotton Kimonos.  We were so impressed with the craftsmanship that goes into the entire development process from the twisting of fibers to the dying process to the weaving...